NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police have released surveillance video of two men who they said tried to stab a clerk at a Queens deli during an apparent robbery.

It happened around 3 a.m. Tuesday at the Queen Bee deli located at 43-82 162nd St. in Murray Hill.

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The clerk tried to stop the men from leaving the store after they failed to pay for beer and candy, police said. One of the men then tried to stab the clerk before running off, police said.

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The clerk sustained a cut to his hand during the incident, police said.

The clerk is expected to be OK, CBS2 reported.

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Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.